Randi from Swoon is with us today to share a playful way to explore mathematical concepts with the budding young mathematicians in our lives… When I was in elementary school, my Dad would often help me with my homework. He had a great way of incorporating stories into the work, and I always looked forward to that time with him. Children love stories and story telling and I’ve found that it’s easy for them to…

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Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share part II of her recommendations for math apps for the little ones… It has been a while since I shared some learning apps, so over the coming months I hope to bring you a new collection from all areas of the curriculum to download for the new iPad you may be getting for Christmas!  Some apps are free, but others have a cost incurred….

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Kate from An Everyday Story is with us today to share this important Montessori math activity, which provides a solid foundation of understanding for the little mathematicians in our lives… These math beads are inspired by the Montessori Bead Material. The idea of the Bead Material is to help children understand numbers (particularly units, tens, hundreds and thousands), to quantify, to create complex numbers (3, 4, 5- digit numbers), as well as understand that each…

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Annie from Alphabet Glue is with us to share a fun and easy trick for mastering those hard to memorize nines timetables… Back in my days as an elementary school teacher, this was one of my favorite math tricks with which to wow the kiddos. It still kind of is. And it isn’t just a party trick; there is some actual math involved here, and for a kid needing to multiply a number by nine…

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Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share an engaging math game for the whole family… I love ladybugs, so I created our own version of the British party game – “Beetle“.  A game that my mother-in-law played as a child and taught to our family. Perfect to play in the backyard, at the beach or in a restaurant.  It’s an excellent way to start little ones counting or a fun game…

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